WONCA and WHO News
WONCA EMR president at WHO regional committee
WONCA East Mediterranean Region president, Dr Mohammed Tarawneh, was invited to participate in the 61st session of the WHO regional committee for the WHO East Mediterranean region (EMRO) which was held in Tunis from 19-22 October 2014.
The Science and Practice of People-Centred Health Systems
The Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research took place in Cape Town during the first week of October. The symposium aims to bring people together to work towards delivering more evidence-based policy making in health, with a focus principally on low and middle income countries
Interested in an internship at the World Health Organization?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recruits twice a year for interns. Being a WHO intern is a great opportunity for medical students and family doctors in training to develop academic and policymaking skills, as well as to understand how the WHO works.
Mental Health Gap Action Programme Forum 2014
WONCA was represented at the annual Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) meeting, which this year took place September 4-5 at the World Health Organization premises, Geneva.
WONCA at the WHO South Asia regional committee
Health Organization's (WHO) Regional committee for South East Asia (SEAR) was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 9-12, 2014. WONCA was represented by Professor Pratap Narayan Prasad, WONCA South Asia region (SAR) president.
EMR Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases in Primary Health Care
WONCA EMR president, Dr Mohammed Tarawneh, and Dr Oraib Alsmadi, WONCA EMR honorary treasurer, were invited as temporary advisors to attend the WHO EMR meeting on strengthening the integration and management of noncommunicable diseases in primary health care
A virtual dialogue on the training of specialists in family medicine
A group of family doctors had the opportunity to participate, in a virtual dialogue on the training of specialists in Family Medicine under universal coverage “Diálogo Virtual sobre la formación de especialistas en Medicina Familiar en el marco de la Cobertura Universal de Salud”. This event was promoted by PAHO.
Ebola Outbreak: WHO meeting, resources and more
The WHO Emergency committee met this month and it was the unanimous view of the committee that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern have been met. While WHO meet about Ebola, WONCA identity Atai Omorutu works in Liberia with victims, and the WHO and Harrison's textbook offer free resources of interest to GPs/FPs.